2017 “GLM 40” Highlight in Fashion: Yves Saint-Laurent

The 2017 “GLM 40 Edition” highlights Yves Saint-Laurent in Fashion. Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, professionally known as Yves Saint-Laurent, was a French fashion designer who, in 1961, founded his eponymous fashion label. He is regarded as being among the foremost fashion designers in the twentieth century. In 1985, Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, “The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture’s rise from its 1960s ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable.” He was able to adapt his style to accommodate the changes in fashion during that period that still are iconic today. He approached fashion in a different perspective by wanting women to look comfortable yet elegant at the same time. He is also credited with being the fearless pioneer who introduced the tuxedo suit for women. Yves Saint Laurent was known for his courage and vision to use of non-European cultural references in his design art, as well as diverse models of all colors and ethnicities. We are proud to recognize Yves Saint-Laurent in the area of Fashion for its level of extraordinary achievement in molding the fashion industry for half a century in the year of 2017!

Information and pictures courtesy: https://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/yves-saint-laurent-perfection-style/

Yves Saint-Laurent Movie and mini-documentary

 

 

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